DOJ Sues Former White House Insider in Attempt to Prevent Book Release

With Washington’s swampy Deep State rising against him yet again, the President and the Department of Justice are going on the offensive.

This week, the perceived threat is from former national security adviser John Bolton, whose publish was planning to release a tawdry tome by the noted war hawk.  In that release, there were rumored to be some unsavory revelations regarding the White House…something that has been drummed up by Bolton and his team over the course of the last few days.

But more troubling than whatever these rumors are alluding to is the fact that the book has not passed the White House’s stringent clearance process, and the President has claimed that the book contains classified material in its current iteration.

That’s where the DOJ decided to step in.

The Trump administration asked a federal judge on Tuesday to order former national security adviser John Bolton to stop the publication of his upcoming book on his White House tenure, arguing in a lawsuit that Bolton had breached non-disclosure agreements and was risking national security by exposing classified information.

The suit, filed in Washington, DC, federal court, alleges that Bolton’s 500-plus page manuscript was “rife with classified information,” and prosecutors say that Bolton backed out of an ongoing White House vetting process for the book that he’d been obligated to do as a result of the agreements.

“(Bolton) struck a bargain with the United States as a condition of his employment in one of the most sensitive and important national security positions in the United States Government and now wants to renege on that bargain by unilaterally deciding that the prepublication review process is complete and deciding for himself whether classified information should be made public,” prosecutors write.

The cat may very well be out of the bag at this point, however.

Not only has Bolton already taped an interview regarding the book that is set to air this weekend, but the physical copies of the book itself have already arrived at warehouses around the nation.